What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 87

Hi, I was wondering about some of those weird names that you've probably encountered in L&D and PP. I remember when I had my maternity rotation a couple of weeks ago, one of the nurses said she... Read More

  1. by   txspadequeenRN
    I met a woman at a flu shot clinic last week with the first name of V.. Just the letter.
    Last edit by txspadequeenRN on Nov 2, '06
  2. by   santhony44
    Quote from redesetlive
    Working in Pharmacy I have seen many strange names....

    My sister-in-law's name is Princess. It is extremely irritating to explain to others that is her real name and not a nickname :smackingf
    There is a nurse in my local area named Princess. I've talked with her on the phone a couple of times, it's a bit odd to call someone that but I'd never comment. I'm sure she's spent her life hearing comments on her name!

    I went to nursing school with a Queen Esther. She went by "Queenie." After a while you do get used to it.
  3. by   LDRNMOMMY
    Coyote! The mom had a really interesting first name as well. (I don't think I should say it since it is very unique and I don't want to violate HIPAA).
  4. by   cineva
    What do you think about names like : Mercedesa , Shinning and ....... Recipe ??? They are all girls names !!!! Wonder what their mother ( Mercedesa ) had in mind at the time she has chosen those names .
  5. by   MemphisOBRNC
    We had a Lucky Day this week. Poor boy!
  6. by   HappyNurse2005
    There is a nurse in my local area named Princess.
    me, too. (the same area, maybe?) but i knew her from going to high school, and have heard that she is now a nurse.
    anyhoo, right beside her in the yearbook was a girl named treasure.
  7. by   redesetlive
    There is a nursing student I know named Tigress!
  8. by   dawnbee
    I have two...one couple wanted to name their daughter after both grandmothers. One was Shirley, and other Tina. Baby's name? Shirtina.
    One unfortunate little girl was called Melena, and although the parents clearly had no idea, I thought "bloody stool" every time I heard the name.
  9. by   adrienurse
    You gotta love the old names people used to be called, usually with religious themes (the french-canadians anyway). My grandmother was such a religious fanatic that 3 of her daughters had Marie (mary) in their names. Two of my great-grandfathers were named Magloire and Pamphille. I used to work with an Archange (arch angel). I used to care for a Ressurecion.
  10. by   MemphisOBRNC
    I had 2 patients that were sisters and though I don't think the names were weird, they were different: Autumn and Summer. Their sister was Winter. No kidding.
  11. by   redesetlive
    Quote from KellNY
    You can't verify them because they (like the lemonjello and orangello and Vaginas and Shitheads that have been mentioned countlessly in this thread) DO NOT EXIST.

    So much of this thread is very culturally insensitive and insulting. Seamus? What's weird about that? Very normal Irish/Celtic name. Deshawn? Common in black culture. Mercedes?! Are you serious? Do you guys not realize that Mercedes was a name before the automobile was even invented?

    Every name sounds weird somewhere. I have patients who've never heard *my* name before (Kelly)--I'm sure some of them think it's a strange name. I have Asian patients who can't pronounce my name any more correctly than I can thiers.

    Also consider this: The very common, usual name "Jessica" was invented by Shakespeare for his "Merchant of Venice" play (thought to be derived from the Hebrew Iscah =OR=less commonly held, as a way to make the name 'Jesse' sound more Italian). I'm sure in the 1500 and 1600s, and later even, it seemed like a VERY odd name.


    WOW... You sound like you need some sleep. This is a cute discussion and you are reading more into it. I have an Indian friend named Puja and that sounded strange/funny to me the first time I heard it but dang I didn't offend her by asking her name and a little about its origin.:spin:
  12. by   santhony44
    I had a friend who had always been bugged by the fact that his older brother got his dad's first name and his younger brother got his dad's middle name but he didn't get either.

    He and his wife gave both their sons dad's first name as a middle name.
  13. by   ann945n
    A teenage girl i know right now is naming her unborn baby Bleu, oh yeah like the cheese, geez at least spell it like the color, better yet no color at all, poor kid named after cheese